#BounceExclusive: Heavy Security At LASPOTECH After Students Protest
They have been out of classes since April 21 when their lecturers commenced an indefinite strike.
After sitting at home for two weeks without any just reasons, they took their destinies in their hands by protesting on Tuesday.
Following this protest, security presence is now heavy at the entrance gate of the Lagos State Polytechnic in Ikorodu.
Bounce News saw a police truck and also a truck belonging to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC), with armed officers patrolling the area.
A walk inside the school also revealed that the departments are all shut down, and the students are suffering.
Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) chapter, Comrade Akinrinlola Ibitoye in a statement on April 20, said there won’t be any form of academic activities in the full and part time programmes of the institution till further notice.
According to him, this strike was based on the institution's management’s failure to honour the agreement earlier reached with the Union on the payment of the CONTISS 15 migration arrears which had accumulated to 87 months.
But they say when two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. This is the plight of the students as they bear the brunt of the striking lecturers.